The Art of Great Dining
by Dennis Ray Wheaton, Anne Spiselman, and David Novick

Baring it for NYPD Blue; a songbird alights at Lyric; a Philip Johnson bio; and a former Bear looks homeward.

The Long Goodbye
by Peter Hellman
For nearly 50 years, the disappearance of Sarah Levendel in Nazi-occupied France weighed on her son, now a Naperville resident. His search for clues over the past four years shed light on a dark chapter of French history.

Painted Memories
by Steve Fiffer
A bored housewife who knew there had to be more to life than going to the mall, Eileen Doman found her muse in some old family snapshots and is now darling of the increasingly popular outsider art movement.

Night of the Hunters
by Paul Engleman
Black Panther leader Fred Hampton was a hero in his hometown of Maywood. But when Chicago police killed him in a raid 25 years ago, they said they’d gotten rid of a menace. Today, we’re still asking how and why Hampton died.

Night Moves
photography by Stephen Orlick
Style yourself for nocturnal adventure with some enchanted eveningwear.



Baring it for NYPD Blue; a songbird alights at Lyric; a Philip Johnson bio; and a former Bear looks homeward.

The Goods
by Leah Eskin
There’s no place like home for decorating fruits and vegetables.

by Greg Hinz
Adlai Stevenson’s new game; the Trib‘s Tempo tizzy; plus controversy over a botched park rehab

Modern Times
by Marcia Froelke Coburn
For Judith Barnard and Michael Fain, true love led to marriage and a string of bestselling literary romances.

Stage & Screen
by Penelope Mesic
Miracle on La Salle Street: Sir Richard Attenborough remakes a Christmas classic.

by Eugene Izzi
Anne Longnecker’s husband was one of the first men to be convicted under the new Illinois stalking law. A novelist tells her painful story – and his own.

Lunch with Henry
by Henry Hanson
Art Institute board chairman Wesley Dixon is in pursuit of new blood and big money.

Prime Time

Hot dates around town this month

Going Places
by Anne Spiselman and David Novick
The 19th century is only 35 miles from Chicago: Discover the charms of Geneva and St. Charles, nestled in the Fox River valley.

Back Talk
by Henry Hanson

Phil Krone, Ernie Banks, Joyce Idema, Jane Byrne, Cecil Partee, Ed Burke, Engie Gouletas, Jackie Mason